Touch the Earth Natural Area is a Sycamore Land Trust Nature Preserve located just outside Columbus, Indiana. It has 2 miles of easy trails winding around 98 acres. There is an observation deck to sit and watch birds and other wildlife that wander by. I’ve seen a turtle, butterflies, and even an owl! Touch the Earth Natural Area is nice if you’re in Columbus and have a limited time to spend hiking or want to hike after work.